BEE ACADEMY

Facts, Info, and Questions

on the almighty Honey Bee

Bee Swarms:
What to Do

It’s not always easy to tell the difference between a bee swarm and a beehive, so if you’re unsure of what you’ve found in your garden or on tree branches outside, it may help to know these facts. Only bees that have survived the winter and are ready to leave will swarm, making swarms a sign that bee populations are healthy. This means there’s less chance for population decline in later years. Don’t exterminate the swarm of bees in order to maintain this probability. Instead, follow these steps.

Don’t panic, call a Beekeeper who can relocate the Swarm of Honey bees. 

A swarm of honey bees is a scary sight, especially if you’ve never seen one before. It’s understandable that they may cause worry and panic in people who have not dealt with them any other time. However, these insects are only looking for an alternative home to make more room for their population which means they usually pose no threat at all to you or others. Unless you are allergic to bees.

Spread the word and distance yourself, slow movement, and no loud sounds.

When a bee fly’s close to you, the first instinct is to scream and swat at the bees. This is the reason bees will sting. Fast movement combined with any loud noise can provoke a honey bee to sting. Bees have a strong sense of self-preservation, which could lead them to attack any potential threats if provoked enough. Loud noise and fast any movement could cause them to attack. the swarm may view these actions as a potential threat within their vicinity. It is best to move away slowly and quietly. 

When this happens they are risking your own safety too, so inform your neighbors and those nearby about the risks. When dealing with a swarm of bees, it is important to remain at least twenty feet away. Bees can act differently depending on the size and type of their hive. No matter what kind of beehive you are facing, bees can potentially sting in order to protect their hive from harm. 

Contact A Bee Relocation Service

If it has been more than a week and there are still bees present in the area, contact us immediately. If the beehive is not removed as soon as possible, you end up with a more complicated situation overall.

Once a swarm has remained in the same place for 2-3 days they are there to build a hive. some people decide to relocate the swarm as soon as they are found. Additionally the swarm may decide to move into your stucco wall or roof line. At which point the relocation can become much more expensive to remove. Incurring repairs to your home, it is best to safely relocate the swarm of bees before this possibility occurs. 

When it comes to bees, you need to contact a bee removal service that prioritizes their survival. We at Lucky Bees not only prioritize the wellbeing of the bees during relocation but also the environment and its inhabitants.

Spread the Word and
Contact a Professional